Episode 70 – Celebration of Forces of Freemaker … and Books (and a Joke)

It’s episode 70 of Children of the Force!

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STAR WARSY STUFF [1:30]

We did Free Comic Book day over at Paradox in Fargo with some friends this year!

We picked up the TFA comic adaptation at the comic shop.

NEWS [7:05]

Aphra wins a contest!

Rian Johnson had a hand in the ending of The Force Awakens because of what he wanted to do in The Last Jedi.

CELEBRATION RECAP [13:35]

We pick up where we left off with our Celebration recap and get Amy and Emily’s final day at Celebration Orlando. Sounds like they had a whole lot of fun!

We’re looking forward to The Freemaker Adventures, season 2. Here are links to those images of the life-like Kordi, Zander and Rowan. And MOC.

Zander and Kordi on Black Girl Nerds.

Zander on Star Scavengers twitter. Rowan on Star Scavengers.

Kordi and M-OC on Brickfanatics.

And check out those Freemaker shorts that Amy mentioned by clicking right here.

Forces of Destiny is coming in July! We talk about how cool that is, but also how we wish they weren’t trying to make “girl Star Wars” and “boy Star Wars.” Check out some images from the show and those cool action figures / dolls.

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We cover a lot of the new books that were announced at Celebration. Pretty excited about these.


JOKE [50:55]

Our joke this week comes from Amy (@AmyWishman)!

What does the Jedi temple use for protection?

Listen to the show to find out the punchline!

OUTRO [52:45]

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Episode 69 – Patron Guests Alethea and Nolan!

It’s episode 69 of Children of the Force! And we have a couple special guests on the show, our patrons, Alethea and Nolan!

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STAR WARSY STUFF [1:00]

I finished reading Thrawn. I liked it, but did not love it. Parts of it bored me. Thrawn makes a better villain than a protagonist, I think.

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NEWS [9:35]

Episode IX is coming out on May 24th 2019! We’re super happy about this.

Guardians of the Whills and Rebel Rising came out on May 2nd.


INTERVIEW WITH ALETHEA AND NOLAN [16:30]

We had a super fun discussion with Alethea and her son, Nolan.

STUMP THE LUMP! [49:30]

Alethea and Nolan have a question for us. Which animal did the effects crew study when they were designing the AT-AT?

OUTRO [1:01:30]

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Episode 68 – More Celebration! Amy and Emily! Rebels trailer!

It’s episode 68 of Children of the Force!

In addition to a voicemail from Ian, we also have day 2 and 3 reports from Star Wars Celebration courtesy of our special correspondents, Amy and Emily!

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VOICEMAIL! [0:50]

Ian asks if the end of the Jedi could mean a more neutral peace-keeping force in the galaxy. We discuss for eight minutes.

STAR WARSY STUFF [9:10]

We still haven’t watched all of Rogue One since getting it on blu-ray. We’re busy!

I’m about 2/3 of the way through Thrawn. I like it, but I don’t love it. Thrawn makes a better villain than a protagonist.

Liam has started playing Force Arena. May the Force have mercy on us all.

HEAD CANON NEWS [15:35]

Just how did Kylo’s scar move to a different place on his face?

AMY AND EMILY AT CELEBRATION [22:40]

The 501st, Rancho Obi-Wan, an ear infection, BB-8, Rebels, Anthony Daniels and more!

REBELS PANEL/TRAILER REACTION [38:30]

Season 4 of Rebels is the last season. We discuss that and the season four trailer.

Here are a couple screengrabs of Filoni with the ? and the ! after “Ahsoka lives.”

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And check out that art of Kanan and Hera kissing. Just because it’s fun.

OUTRO [56:25]

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Episode 67 – Celebration! The Last Jedi teaser! Books!

Welcome to the first of at least three episodes where we defenestrate the format in order to recap all of the goodness that came out of Star Wars Celebration Orlando!

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Big thanks to Amy and Emily for their reporting from Celebration. We’ll be hearing more from them on the next episode, too!

Most of this episode consists of us frame-by-framing through The Last Jedi teaser and obsessing over every last word and detail. Here. Watch it again.

Anna and Liam also come to some profound realizations about this poster:

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And look! It’s Kelly Marie Tran as Rose!

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And there’s Crait!

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And Finn in his … bio-hexacrypt?

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“Home run. Left field,” said Kylo Ren.

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Then we talk briefly about some new books (and one comic) that were announced (and yes, I already know I was mistaken about when that Leia book takes place)!


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Episode 66 – We’re Not at Celebration

It’s episode 66 of Children of the Force!

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We draw a name out of a bag and announce the tentative winner of our Black Series Rey give-away (assuming I can find the person who wrote the review and assuming they want it).

STAR WARSY STUFF [5:25]

Rogue One on Blu-ray!

NEWS [11:50]

Haden Christiansen is going to be at Star Wars Celebration this weekend. We’re looking forward to what that might mean, if anything. Either way, it’s cool.

And we speculate about all the things we’re going to see at Celebration. Be sure to catch the livestream starting on Thursday the 13th on starwars.com.

The 40th Anniversary of Star Wars is being celebrated by a new book, From a Certain Point of View. Forty short stories by forty authors!

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And it sounds like Leia is going to be in Episode IX.

CANON NEWS [31:10]

What was the Emperor’s plan for a post-Palpatine galaxy and what does it have to do with other galaxies, Thrawn, and the First Order?

JOKE [37:15]

What did Rey call the storyline she was working on about a scavenger boss who decided he’d never drive a car again?

What’s a scout trooper’s favorite kind of instant tea?

Q&A COUNCIL [39:00]

A question from Nick from London this week: If you could bring anything from legends into canon, what or who would it be?

STUMP THE LUMP! [43:25]

I quiz the kids:

What’s the name of the planet at the beginning of Rogue One?
Who dropped the Ersos off on that planet?

OUTRO [47:20]

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Episode 65 – Thermal Denominator

It’s episode 65 of Children of the Force!

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This episode is full of tangents. But also Star Wars goodness. It’s about 20/80.

STAR WARSY STUFF [1:00]

Our podcast got an awesome recommendation and review over at Hypable: http://www.hypable.com/trypod-best-podcast-recommendations-itunes-2017/

Be sure to check out the newest edition of Get to Know a Children of the Force Listener, all about Laura.

Liam and I joined a couple friends at the Guillermo Del Toro exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. It was creepily awesome.

And then we go on a very long tangent about the limits of virtual reality, among other things.

WHAT’S THAT SOUND? [18:00]

How did they make the thermal detonator sound? Jabba can see how.

NEWS [20:45]

We discuss that news about The Last Jedi and the Han Solo movie that Bob Iger (of all people) dropped as some conference. Via The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline.

Woody Harrelson revealed his character’s name on Jimmy Fallon:

https://youtu.be/MWJcvW_FFM0?t=1m3s

CANON NEWS [38:00]

Lumpy is canon!

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JOKE [41:20]

Two more jokes from Evan!

What are the first three months of a Star Wars calendar?

Shmi Skywalker had other children. One of her sons became a model. His name was ________.

STUMP THE LUMP! [43:45]

Liam asks me a question about a certain weapon in The Force Awakens, testing the limits of my memory.

OUTRO [46:00]

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REBELS: ZERO HOUR discussion [48:40]

Our quick and dirty discussion about the Rebels season 3 finale, Zero Hour. Oh, and check out the Rebels Recon for the episode:

Get to Know a Children of the Force Listener – Laura

It’s another installment of…

Get to Know a Children of the Force Listener… a way to say thanks to those who support Children of the Force on Patreon.

Children of the Force: Hi Laura! Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions and thank you so much for contributing to Children of the Force. What’s your story?

Laura: I was five years old when A New Hope was released in the theaters. I grew up playing Star Wars with the neighborhood boys. I dressed as Leia every year for Halloween. This was my first costume:

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